"Rainbow Waters Holiday Park" Along the "Bird Trails of Cooloola"
About “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park”
Situated 2.5km along Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach, “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” offers visitors a full range of accommodation with villas, cabins, powered & unpowered caravan sites, & camp sites, amid 23 acres of well maintained, spacious grounds.
Set alongside the tranquil waters of Carlo Point, Fishing, Boating, or Kayaking in its’ quiet secluded waters are all popular pastimes, while Rainbow Beach with its’ Surfing beach is within a few minutes driving time.
(For Origin of Place Names “Carlo”, “Rainbow Beach”, & others, Click on Highlighted Text ) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Your Birding Experience –
“Birding” “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” and its’ immediate surrounds at any season will be a rewarding experience for visiting “Birders”.
The warmer months provide flowering Melaleucas throughout the Park Grounds, attracting Honeyeaters of a surprising variety, including Scarlet, White-cheeked, and Yellow-faced.
Forest bordering the Park is habitat for Eastern Whipbird, White-browed Scrubwren, Rufous and Golden Whistler, among others.
“Bird” the Mangroves from the Foreshore edge, (watch for Striated Heron and Buff-banded Rail).
If you have a Kayak, enjoy an idyllic paddle along the Mangrove-lined foreshore of Carlo Point; watch for Mangrove & Azure Kingfisher, Mangrove Gerygone & Mangrove Honeyeater.
During September to March, Shorebirds including Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew and Grey-tailed Tattler are often to be seen feeding on the Tidal Mudflats at Low Tide.
A walk to the Boat Ramp may even provide a view of a Beach Stone Curlew, (or maybe a Dolphin!).
In the evening as a sequel to your days’ Birding, relax by the Foreshore to enjoy the colourful spectacle of the Sun setting over the water; (Large-tailed Nightjar have been recorded here in the Summer months).
To Print Out the Brochure “Birds of Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” – Click here
(All species listed recorded within Rainbow Waters Holiday Park & its’ immediate surrounds; Not including Rainbow Beach)
Please follow “Birdwatching Ethics” as you enjoy your stay! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Road Conditions – Access to "Rainbow Waters Holiday Park" is via the well sealed Tin Can Bay Road to –
Exit right into Rainbow Beach Road – Rainbow Beach Road is well sealed, though with crests & steep descents, please drive according to conditions to –
Please drive according to conditions on all “Bird Trails of Cooloola”
For a Digital Map to “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” – Click Here
Habitat Type (As per Regional Ecosystem (RE) Data) –
RE 12.2.5 – Corymbia spp., Banksia integrifolia, Callitris columellaris, Acacia spp. open forest to low closed forest on beach ridges usually in southern half of bioregion
RE 12.2.7 – Melaleuca quinquenervia or M. viridiflora open forest to woodland on sand plains
RE 12.2.11 - Corymbia spp., Eucalyptus spp., Acacia spp. open forest to low closed forest on beach ridges in northern half of bioregion _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Walking Excursions -
Ease of Difficulty - Easy
Walking Conditions – Well tended Parklands with adjacent Tidal Flats.
Points to Note for your Safety – Appropriate footwear, clothing, Sunscreen & Insect Repellant are recommended for your Onshore & Foreshore “Birding”, as is appropriate protective footwear if venturing onto the Tidal Flats.
What to expect of your stay at “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” – “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” offers the best of Bush & Beach for Birdwatchers with the added bonus of well-tended Parklands & facilities for your comfort.
Here you may experience easy walking conditions through Park grounds that are home to a surprising array of Bushbirds, while the Foreshore at any time is only a few steps away, presenting the perfect opportunity to add Birds of the “Sea & Shore” to your list.
At low tide from September to April, migratory Shorebirds are “easy pickings” for Binoculars & Telescope while they are feeding on the Tidal Flats.
Remember though to pack appropriate footwear, clothing & Insect Repellant if planning to venture onto these!
Among the variety of Bird Species you may encounter while at “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” are –
Australian Brush Turkey, Australian Wood Duck, Little Black Cormorant, White-faced Heron, Little Egret, Striated Heron, Black-necked Stork, Whistling Kite, Brahminy Kite, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eastern Curlew, Bush Stone-curlew, Beach Stone-curlew, Crested Pigeon, Peaceful Dove, Bar-shouldered Dove, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Large-tailed Nightjar, White-browed Scrubwren, Large-billed Scrubwren, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Mangrove Honeyeater, White-cheeked Honeyeater
(Note – Surveying conditions and Bird Species as described are accurate at time of compilation; these may vary over time with the influence of climate and other factors)
Appropriate footwear, clothing, Sunscreen & Insect Repellant are recommended for all “Bird Trail” excursions, as are the further necessities & precautionary measures outlined in “Your Health & Safety while Birdwatching”, linked below.
For “Some Birds of “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” Click here
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For “Habitats of “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” Click here
To view a Video from “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” Click here (Note – This Link is to be Established)
To hear a Dawn Chorus from “Rainbow Waters Holiday Park” Click here (Note – This Link is to be Established) __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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